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Author anubond101 Yield No Value
Published Aug 24, 2012 Cooking Time 25 Minutes
Recipe Type Veg-Main Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Ingredient Tamarind Standing Time 25 Minutes
Description: Tamarind Saar Chincheche Saar or Tamarind Saar soup in Marathi is very similar to the taste of rasam from southern India. The Chincheche saar is made from tamarind juice, spices, sweetened with little sugar or jaggery and seasoned with a flavourful tadka.


Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Red Chilli Powder 1/2 Teaspoons
Black Pepper Powder 1/4 Teaspoons
Turmeric Powder 1/4 Teaspoons
Hing (asafoetida) Pinch
Salt To Taste
Oil 2 Tablespoons
Green Chillies 3-4 Numbers
Garlic Cloves 5-6 Numbers
Ginger 1 Piece
Onions, Chopped 1 Small
Curry Leaves few Springs
Garam Masala Powder Pinch
Cumin Seeds 1/2 Teaspoons
Mustard Seeds 1/4 Teaspoons
Tamarind Juice 1 Cup
Sugar Pinch
Fresh Grated Coconut 1 Teaspoons


1. Soak the tamarind in some hot water for half hour.
2.  Add 4 cups of water to this and mix it well to make tamarind juice. In little oil in a pan for tempering, add mustard seeds. When the       mustard seeds splutter, add the cumin seeds, curry leaves and chopped onions.
3.  Add paste of ginger, garlic, coriander leaves and green chillies and sauté well.
4.  Add pinch of hing, turmeric powder, black pepper pd, red chilli powder and pinch of garam masala and sauté in low flame.
5.  Add one cup of tamarind juice, salt, pinch of sugar and bring it to a boil. Taste and adjust seasoning. Boil well until the froth disappears and 6. add one tsp of fresh grated coconut and mix well and simmer for 2 mins. The Chincheche saar is ready to be served.

Recipe Tips

The main trick in getting the flavours is adding the right amount of salt and sugar. Dilute the tamarind juice with water if it’s too thick.
Posted Aug 24, 2012

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